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Dedication 

President's Message 

College Hall 

Taconic Hall 

President's Home 

"Main Building" 

Faculty 

Training School Faculty 

"Hills" 

Seniors 

Class History 

Prophecy 

Address to Underclassmen 

It's Not Always Someone Else 

Ivy Poem 

School Song 

Statistics 

"Garden" 

Juniors 

Class History 

Sophomores 

Class History 

Freshmen 

Class History 

"Class Day" 

Student Council 

Yearbook Staff 

The Axis 

Drama Club 

Glee Club and Choir 

Current Events Club 

Dormitory House Committee 

W. A. A. 

M. A. A. 

Senior Class Basketball Team 

Men's Basketball Team 

Christmas Party 

Senior Formal 

Dorm Activities 

Baby Pictures 

Snaps 

Advertisements 

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T A TE STAND at the crossroad. Look- 
' " ing ahead, we see the years stretch- 
ing far; looking back, we see only 
four years, well-spent, full of experi- 
ences. Not the least of these has been 
our association with our class advisor. 
Any advisory position is difficult. We 
wish to express our appreciation for 
the manner in which this one has been 
handled. So we gratefully dedicate 
this yearbook to Mary Underhill, 
teacher, advisor, and friend. 




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Your college years have been lived in the ap- 
parent confusion of change. There have come 
a new administration, a new curriculum, and a 
new conception of teacher-training. Yet there 
has been no deviation from the traditional ob- 
jective of the college, — the preparation of rich 
personalities for teaching. In the years to come, 
you will find life a succession of changing ex- 
periences. Through them all may you keep 
firmly the will to live fully, courageously, and 
wisely, — and, as teachers, give to youth the riches 
of your own lives. 

The confusion of the world today cries for 
teachers who possess knowledge, wisdom, and 
personality. The college wishes you God-speed 
as you join the throng of those who beat back 
darkness and who bring light to humanity. 

Grover C. Bowman, President 



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Williams B.A. 
Yale M.A. 




Lillian Boyden 

Boston University B.S., M.A. 
Music Department 



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Harry S. Broudy 

Boston University B.A. 
Harvard M.A., Ph.D. 
Graduate Courses (Director) 
German 
Philosophy 




Thomas Cummings 

Manual Training 




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Grace L. Donelson 

Librarian 

(On leave of absence) 



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Andrew S. Flagg 

Mass. School of Art B.S. in Ed. 
Art Department 




Roger F. Holmes 

Wesleyan B.A. 

Boston University Ed.M. 

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Elizabeth M. Jenkins 

Columbia M.A. 
Education Department 




Edmund Luddy 

Boston College B.A. 
Boston University M.A. 
History Department 



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Mary Underhill 

Radcliff B.A., M.A. 
Harvard Ed.M. 
English Department 




Wallace H. Venable 

University of Vermont B.S. 
Columbia M.A. 
Science Department 




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Beth Weston 

Boston University B.S., Ed.M. 
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Framingham State Teachers College 
B.S. in Ed. 

Matron of Dormitory 






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Fannie A. Bishop, B.S.E. 


Marion H. Ketchum 


Alice M. Card 


LorettaJ. Loftus, B.S.E. 


Ethel M. Carpenter 


Veronica A. Loftus, B.S.E 


Viola Cooper 


Ruth A. Lyman 


Martha E. Durnin, B.S.E. 


Helen E. Mallery 


E. Idella Haskins 


Mary Nagle 


Catherine L. Tobin, B.S.E. 





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Virginia Ellen Belanger 
Rita Virginia Belisle 
Marjorie Francis Bower 
Margaret E. Clark 
Mary Magdalen Connors 
Rita Elizabeth Conway 
Helen Margaret Crowley 
Elizabeth Irene Davine 
Anne Mary Degnan 
Edith Ellen Dodge 
Helen Josephine Donnis 
Elizabeth Dresbold 
Doris Ann DuPont 
Agnes Cora Fairbanks 



Pearl Kelly Goderre 
Helen Gwozdz 
Janet Elizabeth Jillson 
Helena Agnes Kennedy 
Mary Theresa Kidney 
Irma Anna Klammer 
Louise Belle Long 
Cecile T. Luksovicz 
Esther Palm MacPherson 
Rose Lucile Maxymillian 
H. Louise Segar 
Ann Mary Sullivan 
Dorothy Leslie Whitcombe 



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Virginia Belanger 

W. A. A. 
Glee Club 1 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Pres. Drama Club 4 
Class Manager 1 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 
Yearbook Staff 1 
Co-Editor of Yearbook 4 
Co-Editor of Axis 4 
Beacon Staff 2 
Archery 

"Grandma Pulls the String" 4 
Student Council Representative 4 
Class President 2 
President's List 3 
Class History 4 
"On The Bridge At Midnight" 4 



Ginny Belanger leaves her equanimity quite opportunely to Eleanor Wheeler. 




Rita Belisle 

W. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Art Club 3 
Photography Club 3 

Sec'y Photography Club 3 
Commuters' Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Christmas Play 3 
Prom Committee 4 
Reading Club 1, 2 

Sec'y Treas. Reading Club 1, 2 



Rita Belisle's share in the taxi business is a gift to — Lefty Gradziel. 



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Marjorie Bower 



w. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Vice President Drama Club 3 
Current Events Club 3, 4 

Vice President Current Events Club 3 
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 
"Grandma Pulls the String" 4 
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 
Archery 1, 2 
May Queen's Court 1, 2 
Student Council Representative 3 
Photography Editor Yearbook 4 
President's List 4 
"On The Bridge At Midnight" 4 




Marge Bower's golden tresses are left to Charles Waste. 



Margaret Clark 

W. A. A. 

Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 
House Council 3 
Current Events Club 3 
Archery 1, 2 
Volley Ball 2, 3 
May Day Committee 2 
Reading Club 1 




To Elaine McCormick, Peggy Clark leaves her conscientiousness and sincerity. 



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Mary Connors 
W. A. A. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4 

Art Club 3 

Class Treasurer 3 

Freshman Party Committee 1 

Vice President Photography Club 3 

Chairman of Freshman Class 3 

Current Events Club 3, 4 

President Current Events Club 4 
Committee for Dances 1, 3 



Alary Connors' infectious laugh will henceforth be possessed by June Chase. 




Rita Conway 



W. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2 

Drama Club 2, 3, 4 

Current Events Club 3, 4 

Photography Club 3 

Art Club 3 

President of House Council 3 

President of Student Government 4 

Representative of Student Gov't 3, 4 

Representative to Boston Conference 4 

Chairman of Assembly Programs 4 

General Chairman Hallowe'en Party 1 

Year Book Staff 4 

Dance Committees 1, 2, 3, 4 

Chairman Christmas Party 4 

"I'll Leave It to You" 2 

"Grandma Pulls the String" 4 

Christmas Play 2, 3 

May Day Committee 2 

Class Will 4 

Secretary of Class 1, 2, 3, 4 



Rita Conway leaves her admirers to Eunice Bettcher, if she needs them! 



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Helen Crowley 

North Adams Normal School 
Taught at: 

Southfield, Mass. 

Willsboro, N. Y. 

Dalton, Mass. 




Helen Crowley's "up-do" coifl ure will grace Hugo Delaiti. 



Betty Davine 



W. A. A. 

Glee Club 1 

Drama Club 1 

Reading Club 1 

Photography Club 3 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 




Betty Davine's grace and rhythm are willed to Dot Rathbun. 



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Anne Mary Degnan 
w. A. A. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4 

Art Club 3 

Photography Club 3 

Current Events Club 4 

House Council 4 

Play Day Committee 2 

Dance Committee 2, 3, 4 

Dorm Dinner Dance Committee 4 



To Ruth Carpenter, Anne Degnan leaves her favorite hero, Jim. 




Edith Dodge 



W. A. A. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4 

Choir 3, 4 

Playday 2 

Photography Club 3 

Current Events Club 3, 4 

Art Club 3 

Chairman Roller Skating Party 3 

Chairman Jewelry Committee 4 

Year Book Staff 4 

Class Prophecy 4 

Senior Formal Committee 4 

Basketball 4 



Edith Dodge gives her gift of gab to Jeanette Wood lock. 



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Helen Donnis 
W. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2 
Drama Club 1 
Class Treasurer 1 
Beacon Staff 1 
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 

Captain Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 
Conference at Westfield 2 
Conference at Framingham 3 
Conference at North Adams 4 
"A Midsummer Night's Dream' 
Head of Sports 2, 3 




Helen Donnis leaves her ability to toss baskets from all angles to Jack Veazie. 



Elizabeth Dresbold 
w. A. A. 

Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 

Archery 1 

Tennequoit 1 

Fitchburg Conference for Publications 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 

Reading Club 1 

Poetry Club 3 

"The Rehearsal" 2 




Libby Dresbold donates her ability to be punctual to Jane Livertuore. 



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Doris Ann DuPont 
w. A. A. 

Glee Club 1 

Beacon Staff 2 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 

President's List 3, 4 

Co-editor in chief Axis Staff 4 

Co-editor in chief Year Book Staff 4 

Co-Chairman Card Party 3 

Prom Committee 3 

Current Events Club 3 

Poetry Club 3 

Class History 4 

Playday 2 

"The Rehearsal" 2 



Doris Ann DuPont favors Miss Ferguson with her business-like manner. 




Agnes Fairbanks 
w. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Current Events Club 3 
Class Song 2 
Badminton 
Tennis 



Agnes Fairbanks leaves her "punch" ability to Julie Mish. 



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Helen Gwozdz 

w. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Vice President 3 
Choir 4 

Christmas Play 2 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 
"Grandma Pulls the String" 4 
Reading Club 1, 2 
Photography 3 
Axis Staff 4 
Year Book Staff 4 
President's List 3, 4 
Literary Editor of Axis Staff 4 
Address to Underclassmen 4 
"On The Bridge At Midnight" 




Helen Givozdz's scholastic attainments are left to the freshmen. 



Janet Jillson 



w. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Choir 4 

Student Council Representative 2 

Nisatin Staff 3 

Art Club 3 

Co-Chairman Card Party 3 

Soph Hop 2 

Senior Formal 4 

President's List 4 




Jan Jillson's flair for art is to be Charlie Hunt's. We're sure she will appreciate it. 



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Helena Kennedy 

W. A. A. 

Current Events Club 3, 4 

Vice President of House Council 4 

Glee Club 1, 2 

Dorm — Dinner Dance Committee 4 



A book, "How to Keep My Rosy Cheeks," is Pat Kennedy's gift to John Sherman. 




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Mary Theresa Kidney 
w. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Sec'y Treasurer 2 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 
"Grandma Pulls the String" 4 
Christmas Play 2 
President of Class 1, 3, 4 
Student Council 1, 3, 4 
Representative to Boston Conference 3 
Representative to N. Y. Conference 3 
Current Events Club 3, 4 
General Chairman of Class Dances 1,2,3 
Dance Committee 4 
General Chairman of Play Day 2 
Chairman of Assembly Programs 2 
House Council Representative 2 
Dinner Dance Committee 4 
Year Book Staff 4 
President's List 3, 4 
"On The Bridge At Midnight" 4 



Mary Kidney bequeaths her poker-face to Miss Queeney. 



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Irma Klammer 
w. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

President 4 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Reading Club 2, 3 
Photography Club 3 
Art Club 3 
Ensemble 1, 2, 3 

Sec'y Treasurer 2, 3 
Choir 3, 4 

President 4 
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 
"Grandma Pulls the String" 4 
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 
Soccer 2, 3 
Archery 1, 2 
Current Events Club 3 
Dance Committee 1, 3 
May Day Trumpeter 2, 3 
Badminton 3, 4 
"On The Bridge At Midnight" 4 




Irma Klammer's permanent seat in the Glee Club is left to Ermyn Russell. 



Louise Long 



W. A. A. 

Sec'y 2, Vice President 3, President 4 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Vice President 3 

Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 

Athletic Conference at Framingham 3 

Athletic Conference at North Adams 4 

Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 

"Grandma Pulls the String" 4 

Christmas Play 2 

Ensemble 1, 2, 3 

Choir 2, 3, 4 

Dinner Dance Committee 4 

May Queen's Court 1 





Louise Long leaves her best-in-tbe-class-jigure to Beth Lane. 



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Cecile Luksovicz 
W. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 

Art Club 3 

Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 

Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4 

Archery 1, 2 

Volley Ball 1, 2, 3, 4 

Play Day Committee 2 

Hallowe'en Party 1 



die Luksovicz 's pert nose she leaves to the baby oj the freshman class. 




Esther MacPherson 

North Adams Normal School 
Taught at Grafton, Mass. 



Esther MacPherson leaves her interest in Tom to Ella Scace. 



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Lucille Maxymillian 
W. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
"The Rehearsal" 2 
Poetry Club 3 
Photography Club 3 
Freshman Dance Committee 1 
Current Events Club 3 
Christmas Entertainment 3 
Reading Club 1, 2 
Archery 1, 2, 3 
Ping Pong 3 




Lucille Maxymillian leaves her child-like, innocent expression to Jennie Wincek. 



Louise Segar 

Framingham State Teachers College '37 
Taught in East Greenbush, N. Y. 




Louise Segar's reserved dignity will become the property of Mandy Barry. 



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Nan Sullivan 
w. A. A. 

Drama Club 1 

Current Events Club 3, 4 

Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1 

Art Club 3 

Photography Club 3 

Prom Committee 3 

Archery 1, 2 



Nan gives to 'Stelle the knowledge she has absorbed through the pores. 




Dorothy Whitcombe 
W. A. A. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Drama Club 1 
Art Club 3 
Photography Club 3 

Treasurer 3 
Current Events Club 3 
Reading Club 1, 2 
Choir 3, 4 

Vice-President of Class 2, 3, 4 
General Chairman of Sophomore Hop 2 
General Chairman of Senior Formal 4 
Committee for Junior Prom 3 
Ensemble 1 
Archery 1, 2, 3 
Tennequoit 1, 2 
Badminton 1, 2 
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 
Soccer 2, 3, 4 
Volleyball 3, 4 
"On The Bridge At Midnight" 4 



Dot Whitcombe 's sparkling eyes now go to Helen Shea. 



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/'"NF THOSE who were among our numbers in September, 
1935, and who left us before our graduation, we wish 
to make special mention. We regret only that we could 
not have kept them longer. 

Doris Aiken — Oneonta Normal School 

Beatrice Bouley — Springfield Hospital 

Doris Blanchard — Mrs. Alfred Harris, Williamstown, Mass. 

Helen Gilmore — Needham, Mass. 

Helen Moylan — Stenographer, Greenfield, Mass. 

Jeanette Rogers — Great Barrington, Mass. 

Miss Bernice Batchelder, Class Adviser for 1936-37, 
Supervisor of Elementary Education, Fitchburg, Mass. 



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HPHIS entire history centers around the campus. Now over there is the presi 
dent's house and right behind it to the left is the college hall. Over here on 
the right is the dormitory. 

Time: 1935 

Cast — Class of '39- It is composed of twenty-eight members from such 
districts as Springfield, Pittsfield, North Adams, Greenfield and vicinity. An 
average freshman group — a little shy, almost ready for anything, and highly 
desirous of reaching the ultimate goal of teaching. But their thoughts strayed — 
Here they come now. Their initiation is over and they are wearing those beauti- 
ful yellow caps. They are planning something already — It seems to be some 
kind of an election — Oh, yes, in no time at all, they have elected their officers. 
They picked their class advisor that year also. Too bad she was only with them 
for two years; she might have said a few words today. You would have liked her, 
— a good sport and the hit of that Hallowe'en party they had. Quite a party 
that was. Girls wore costumes to make it colorful. I've heard it said the re- 
freshments would have tempted anyone — doughnuts and cider. But as fresh- 
men they were always doing something — Now take the time they put on Shake- 
speare's Midsummer Night's Dream. That certainly was a hit — We still haven't 
decided whether it was acting ability or the fact that they were just natural that 
made it so funny — Their desire to dress up in foamy, flowing evening gowns was 
gratified that night in May when they held that spring dance over there in college 
hall. Pretty affair that was. 

The next fall some of the girls were missing. The class was sorry to see 
them go, but their lives went in another direction — The social calendar for the 
year started with the Sophomore Hop — The dance was quite an item in their 
budget and along with other minor taxes helped to make their financial state in 



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early spring a little embarrassing — A card party helped them out of this predica- 
ment — Lots of work, but fun for everyone. 

Well, to continue, they met with a little disaster that year — They caught 
spring fever, but most of it got worked off that weekend they spent in Boston — 
And classes weren't too hard for them for a while after that. 

Things ran along pretty smoothly — Minor woes now and then, but the 
Junior year arrived almost before they got around to it — 

That card party idea had stuck, so they tried another, combined with a Jap- 
anese sale. They worked, and so did their idea — What with training and school, 
too, their time was pretty well taken for the second half year but they got along 
and after a while the Junior Prom was the talk of the day. Decorating and 
financing and the dress problem — It was quite an affair at that. Prom queen and 
a court, all the fixings. Even had it at the armory down the street aways — 

That finished the year. 

By the next September life had already begun to speed up. They had anticipa- 
tions of their final moments at school and perhaps that was why such things as 
the Greylock hike, the Christmas party, the senior tea, and even the senior formal 
didn't cause such a lot of stir — Cap and gown day and the graduation made them 
feel that usual regret at leaving, but it was soon gone — And so were the girls — 
They left — all the classes do — The college seems empty for a while — a few 
school mates miss them but there are always more coming in and each year takes 
them farther and farther away — One or two will drift back but most of them are 
gone for good — The buildings are still there, however, and life will go on. 

This history is a parody of Our Town. Our thanks and apologies to Thornton 
Wilder. 

V. Be la tiger '39 
D. A. DuPotit '39 



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OW it came to pass in the year of 1959 that a reunion of all classes graduated 
from the North Adams State Teachers College was called. 



And it was a huge gathering of men and women who had come from all parts 
of the earth. 

And a roll call of the various classes was taken, and the class of '39 answered 
"All Present." 

And President Bowman was well-pleased, for this was the most famous class 
of all. 

For lo, Mary Kidney had won the grand prize of the National Education 
Association in the contest designed to perpetuate and build up the population 
of the elementary schools. 

And Dorothy Whitcomb was renowned for her radio program on which she 
gave practical advice to undergraduates on "How To Be Popular At Proms." 

And Rita Conway had just returned from that spacious abode on the Hudson 
River where she was known as No. 459683, for Rita had so many clothes that 
the jury did not believe that she had bought them all with money she had earned. 

And Louise Long was trying to put her children through college by giving 
piano lessons in the metropolis of Farnhams. 

And Helena Kennedy had been proclaimed the bowling champion of Lee. 

And Cile Lucsovicz was head disciplinarian at the Sullivan Home for De- 
linquent Children, which had been founded by our most public-spirited classmate, 
Nan Sullivan. 

And Virginia Belanger had become chief examiner of the Federal Bureau 
for Determining Civic Worth of Immigrants at Ellis Island. 

And Betty Davine was acting as secretary to Dr. Belanger. 

And Helen Donnis had become the voice of Popeye for our ever popular 
national entertainment, the movies. 

And Anne Degnan was noted for her artistic ability in arranging her own 
home in Lenox. 



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And Rita Belisle had become head of the department of needlework at 
Framingham State Teachers College. 

And Elizabeth Dresbold had established a new undertaking parlor in North 
Adams, and her new methods of preserving bodies has assured her success. 

And Janet Jillson was a hat-check girl in Louise Segar's fashionable night club 
in Pittsfield where Janet was trying to break into the world of blues singers. 

And Agnes Fairbanks was working as the official bouncer of undesirable 
inebriants in the Segar Silhouette. 

And Lucile Maxymillian was the chief attraction at this famed rendezvous of 
reclusion as a professional snake-charmer. 

And Helen Gwozdz was attracting the customers from the Silhouette to the 
Marathon Dance Contest at the Adams Armory in which she was the chief con- 
testant, having won many silver cups in foreign lands. 

And Doris Ann DuPont was working as head psychiatrist in the Helen 
Crowley Institution for Insane Teachers. 

And Pearl Goderre had become famous for the success of her Matrimonial 
Bureau for Old Maid Schoolteachers. 

And Marjorie Bower was working as her chief advisor in giving practical 
advice to the lovelorn. 

And Mary Connors was acting in the capacity of Laughter Creating Councilor 
in a summer camp. 

And Irma Klammer was running The College Shop, a haberdashery for men 
students at S. T. C. N. A.; for she had become famous as fashion editor in Esquire. 

And Peggy Clark was acting as official timekeeper for students at S. T. C. N. A. 
in an endeavor on the part of the faculty to prevent overindulgence in study by 
undergraduate students. 

And when the official report of the activities of the class of 1939 was com- 
pleted, President Bowman was very pleased and proud, for he remembered our 
industry, our conscientiousness, our initiative, our high ambitions and ideals of 
living to seek the ultimate reality. 

E. Dodge '39 



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*"As butterflies are but winged flowers 
Half sorry for their change, who fain, 
So still and long they lie on leaves, 
Would be thought floivers again. — 

E'en so my thoughts, that should expand 
And grow to higher themes above, 
Return like butterflies to lie 
On the old things I love." 

TN AN address to the underclassmen you usually expect to find a great deal of 
advice from "one who knows", to those "who do not know." But try as I may 
to think of high-sounding phrases, pedagogical tongue-twisters, and motherly 
advice, my mind only remembers. 

Memories of college life, curricular and otherwise, remain even though all 
else has been forgotten. Speaking for all the seniors I can sincerely say we hope 
you also may have memories like ours to treasure. 

As we gaze back on those four short years, which seemed like eons when we 
were freshmen, we see many things which could have been done better. Having 
attained one peak in our lives, we sit and reflect on the past. We think back on 
our imperfections. Many are the times we were not bright and shining examples. 
We have learned however, that more important than the individual is the college. 



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Yes, the college with its quiet busy class-rooms, and its gay, boisterous 
groups. The college with its quiet, industrious library hours, and its noisy, 
unrestrained, unruly library hours. The assembly hall becomes not only the meet- 
ing-place for hurried between-class-meetings, assembly gatheringplace, but also 
a seventh heaven with stars, balloons, streamers, soft lights, and dreamy music. 
The dorm remains as the center of parties, dinners, and teas. Teas, with clinking 
cups, polite, polished conversations, and outbursts of witty humor. 

This highly polished conversation can be attained only through diligent 
practice and study. It takes a great deal of time and effort to change a naughty 
freshman to a haughty senior. However, with the aid of our able instructors, and 
the books we leave to you, and the social affairs in which we hope you will partici- 
pate, you may attain this high and mighty position. 

As we have watched your struggles, we have seen ourselves again. 

Do not despair, no matter how dark the future may seem. 

Remember that the sophisticated, polished, refined seniors were, once upon 
a time, lost souls in the maze of higher educational learning. 
For 

*"As we are now, you soon shall be, 
As you are now, so once were we." 

* Ways of Time W. H. Davis. 
Epitaph For Us Edgar Lee Masters. 

H. Guozdz '39 



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THE fifth of June. Commencement Day. Just how often Marie had practised 
walking up to the platform to receive her coveted diploma or just how often 
she had debated solely what facial expression she should assume at that particular 
moment, no one could say. Her posture, carriage, and timing, she was quite 
confident of, but this matter of having hundreds of people watch her facial ex- 
pression to see how she was "taking" it was a trifle disconcerting. Should she 
be nonchalant, assuming, superior, or just honestly happy? Marie recognized in 
herself emotions and reactions parallel to those which she had experienced at 
her high school graduation — exuberation over the fact that she had accomplished 
a goal, regret in the realization that she was leaving cherished memories, experi- 
ences and friendships behind her. This year the class statistics had quoted her as 
being the girl most likely to succeed; the class will had bequeathed her profession- 
al ability to a less gifted underclassman. Class statistics, will, history, passed in 
mental review before her as she observed how soon, — too soon — the formalities 
of these reports would be forgotten. Longer would she remember how ecstatic 
she was when she first came to the teacher's college, how thrilled she was her 
first "formal", how nervous she was her first day of practise teaching. As a 
freshman she had her petty grievances along with her colleagues. Sometimes it 
was a subject which she found particularly difficult or else it was the letdown 
feeling of receiving an inevitable "B" after studying until the A.M.'s for an "A". 
But as a senior, she took as a matter of course her limited leisure time, her hours 
of study, her occasional social ventures. 

Reluctantly gathering her thoughts to store them away for future reference, 
Marie adjusted her cap for the last time, gave herself an appreciative glance in the 
mirror and hurried down the stairs to join the other black robed girls already 
assembling for the academic procession. It suddenly occurred to her that the 
continuous chattering of the girls and their paper mache expressions of joy were 
probably masking their basic feeling of sorrow. The president of the class took 
her position in the lead; the procession to the college hall began. 

"To revert to the proverbial philosophy — I am sure that in the years to come 
you will look back on your college days as having been the happiest days of your 
life . .". It was the speaker's voice bringing Marie back to reality with his 



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admonition. The "happiest"? She wondered. Within five years, she expected to be 
married to Bob, and her marriage days, she hoped, would be her happiest days. 

The fifth of June another year. As Marie stood in the open doorway of the 
rural school over which she had reigned for three years, she could look out across 
the fields to a limitless expanse of blue hills which rolled on to eternity. Here 
no atmosphere permeated with factory smoke; here no skyline obstructed by 
mechanized industry. She had much to be thankful for; she knew it. But she 
was leaving soon and there were no regrets. Just two weeks from today, she 
mused, and I may write finis to this chapter in my life. 

As day lingered on day, the two weeks ebbed away and at last the date came 
which pupils and teacher had mutually anticipated — the last day of school. For 
pupils, it meant simply vacation. For teacher, it meant vacation and marriage. 
The ceremony was to take place in early summer. Small wonder that the children 
noticed the supreme happiness of their teacher this last day of school and a few 
of the more mature ones even noticed a glow in her eyes. He was driving across 
the state today to take her home. In her exuberance, Marie even went so far as 
to quote in the morning exercises "What is so rare as a day in June . . .", more for 
her own appreciation than that of the pupils. 

When she arrived at her boarding house at noon, her housekeeper greeted 
her with a special delivery letter. Such an item was a rare occurrence in this 
district and it was only natural that she should be interested in the contents of 
such an important missile. As Marie took a fleeting glance at the envelope, she 
noticed that it had been sent from her home town and that the letter was addressed 
in her brother's handwriting. She opened the letter hurriedly, scanned it, then 
reread it with an expression first of incredulity, then of intense pain which gave 
way to hysterical weeping. 

Mrs. Brown seized the letter and dully quoted - - - "Bob - - - killed - - - R. R. 

crossing - - - started in haste - - - driving for you ". Mrs. Brown could 

understand the hysterics but she was thoroughly puzzled by the insanity of the 
remark Marie bitterly sobbed with all the irony her being was capable of ex- 
pressing — "What is so rare as a day in June - - -". 

Doris Ann DuPont '59 



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Ivy held within our palms, your roots cling tenderly 
to the earth, so we replace you in that which gives 
you life. 

We have come to know your ways, — Nature's ways 
of patience and strength, which are the principles, 
too, of our progress. 

Your young leaves, like the hands of children, curl 
and reach towards sunlight and the new. 

In maturity, O, mantling Ivy, the cool sheen of your 
pointed leaves, like a tapestry, will cover the harsh 
reality of things. 

Your peaceful existence. Ivy, is full of beauty, dignity 
and grace, — the attributes we ask from life. 

So, Ivy, as we kneel to plant you deep, it is with a 
vision of the fulfillment of hopes, the burgeoning of 
dreams, — hopes of strong growth, dreams of beautiful 
attainment. 

Ivy, now within the earth we love, twine tendrils 
close against these walls, and bind our lives with 
yours forever in this place. 

Janet Jillson '39 



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School So+uj, 



Words and Music by Roger F. Holmes 

Lo, where the sun meets the mountains in beauty 
Home of our hearts thru the years yet to be 
Mother of children united in duty 
One in our love we give homage to thee. 

Far o'er the valley, a faint star is gleaming 
Fades from the mountains the last rosy glow — 
Mother, thou stand as a star in our dreaming 
When the dark gathers, as older we grow. 



Steadfast and strong as the hills in their glory 
Stand we together to render thee praise 
True to our trust, we will sing thy fair story 
Honor and love to the end of our days. 



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StataticA, 



Senior Class Elections 

Done most for S. T.C.N. A. 

Done S.T.C.N.A. for most 

Most versatile - 

Most diplomatic - - - 

Most energetic - - - 

Most original - - - 

Best athlete - 

Best dressed - 

Best natured - 

Quietest - 

Noisiest - - - - 

Procrastinator - - 

Best manager - - - 

Typical college student - - 

Biggest bluffer - 

Most brilliant - - - 

Biggest week-ender - - 

Best dancer - - - 

Would make the best dictator - 



Mary Kidney 

- Edith Dodge 

- Louise Long 

- Mary Kidney 

- Helen Donnis 

- Janet Jillson 

- Helen Donnis 

- Marjorie Bower 

- Mary Connors 

- Betty Davine 
Edith Dodge 

- Edith Dodge 

- Mary Kidney 

- Marjorie Bower 

- Edith Dodge 
Mary Kidney 

Anne Degnan 

- Marjorie Bower 

Mary Kidney 



Faculty 



Most popular 
Most scholarly 
Best teacher 
Best lecturer 
Hardest to bluff 
Hardest worker 
Most genial 
Best chaperone 
Best dancer 



----- Mr. Andrew Flagg 

----- Dr. Harry Broudy 

----- Dr. Harry Broudy 

----- Dr. Harry Broudy 

----- Miss Mary Underhill 

----- Mr. Edmund Luddy 

----- Mr. Andrew Flagg 

----- Mr. Andrew Flagg 
How do we know? We never danced with any of them! 



Would make the best dictator - 



Mr. Roger Holmes 



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College Favorites 

Course - - - 

Sport to watch - - 

Sport to play - - 

Newspaper 

Magazine - - - 

Amusement - - 

Author - - - 

Book - 

Cigarette - - 
Actor - 

Actress - - 

Movie - - - 

Type of man - - 

Type of girl - 
Topic of conversation - 
Drink - 
Popular song 

Radio program - - 

Place to eat - - 

Orchestra - - - 

Local establishment - 

Campus Character - 



------ Art 

- - - - Basketball 

- Basketball 

- - - - New York Times 
- - - - Life 

- - - - - Dancing 

- - - - - Cronin 

- - - - "The Citadel" 

- - - - Chesterfield 

- - - - Spencer Tracy 

- - - - Hedy Lamarr 

- - "Made For Each Other" 

- - Tall, dark and handsome 
Brunette, good dancer and intelligent 

------ Men 

- - - - - Coca cola 

- - - - "Deep Purple" 

- - - Charlie McCarthy 
------ Hub 

- - - - Tommy Dorsay 

- - - - Fischlein's 

- - - - - Janitor 



Miscellaneous 



The college's greatest need is - - - - 

Freshmen initiation could be improved by - 

having a shorter period of time and more strict en 
If I were president of the college for a day, I would 
Are you glad you came to S. T.C.N. A. - - 

Best college outside of S. T.C.N. A. - - - 

Favorite men's college ----- 

Favorite girls' college ----- 

Pleasantest event ------ 

Most horrible event _____ 

Best college year __---_ 
Do you smoke? ------ 

Do you drink? ------ 

Are you engaged to be married? - - - 

Would you marry for money? - - _ - 

Do you plan to go into graduate work? - - 



- more men 

forcement of rules, 
call a holiday 

- Yes 
Mass. State 

- Harvard 

- Smith 
Junior Prom 

- Exams 

- Senior 

- Yes 

- No 

- No 

- No 

- No 



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President — Elaine McCormick 

Vice-President — Shirley Rudnick 

Secretary — Mary Farren 

'treasurer — Jane Livermore 

Faculty Advisor — Mr. Roger Holmes 



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/*""\NCE many years ago, a timid group edged shyly but, in a degree, purposefully, 
^■^ into our midst. Nothing but bobbing orange bows quite suited the young 
awkwardness with which these youngsters approached. Certainly, nothing but 
well-defined and strictly-enforced rules could guide those stumbling, hesitant 
footsteps. Strangely enough, the bows, designed to instill humility, were worn 
as brilliant badges of individuality, while each rule was regarded, not as a help, 
but as a personal challenge to wit and wile. Gradually as time progressed these 
eager, fun-loving children showed by their whole-hearted participation in a variety 
of activities ranging from singing and sweeping to swinging and studying that 
they could be depended upon to uphold the lofty traditions of our school. 

A year later this same group, no longer shy but even more purposeful, rushed 
headlong into our midst. Ever-heedful of duty, each member immediately saw 
the necessity for introducing certain newcomers to the mores and customs of our 
school life. Action was taken accordingly. That satisfactorily completed, at- 
tention was turned to concerts, dances, studies, and clubs. It may here be said 
that no matter what these laughing, enterprising girls undertook, its success was 
always assured. So with their knack for fun, criticism, and management this little 
band found its place within our time-honoured walls. 

At the beginning of a third year, a familiar group sped up the stairs and joined 
us in these halls. Familiar, yes, the mischievous laugh and bubbling gaiety — but 
underneath there sounded a new and serious note. The grave responsibility of 
guiding younger sisters and brothers was met with skill and tact by these, our 
juniors. And when the call came, the little band readily assumed the role of 
training students who earnestly sought to teach to the very best of their ability. 
Academic questions where once tossed carelessly aside were now weighed and 
pondered. Social and athletic events, 'though always enjoyed to the utmost, now 
assumed more meaning. Friends and faculty became somehow nearer and more 
essential to the life of these particular girls. So, at the end of this third year, the 
class looks back proudly upon a record of growth and achievement, and looks 
forward confidently to another, final year of proving itself worthy of a place in our 
college. 

Dorothy Stead '40 



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SofUtosnosie^ 




President — Dorothy Kruszyna 

Vice-President — Eunice Bettcher 

Secretary — Margaret Benedetti 

Treasurer — Gerald Cleary 

Faculty Advisor — Mr. Edmund Luddy 



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GlaAi. <Jliiiosuf, 






T ATITH some of our freshman eagerness worn thin and with the traditional dash 
of sophomore superiority added, we, the sophomores, with our number 
augmented by the addition of a fourth male, returned to these noble hills last 
September to any and all of the glorious victories we smugly supposed to be the 
birthright of all second year college students. Now, woe's us, for at the end of an 
eventful year we must tell a story with many a twist which we had not foreseen 
back in those autumn days. 

To begin with, at the very moment when we were expecting to be greeted 
with awe and respect we received the jolt of finding our places as the favorite 
charges of our elders being usurped by a group of little strangers — young things 
with, to our way of thinking, not a trace of the superior intelligence possessed by 
our illustrious members. Our consternation soon gave way to a firm resolution 
to put these impertinent freshmen where we thought they belonged. The 
difficulties which we encountered in doing this nasty little task, we are sure will 
remain forever a part of the personal histories of both the freshman and sophmore 
classes — to be sighed over and laughed over but thoroughly treasured. Having 
convinced the newcomers of our importance to even our satisfaction — if not 
theirs — we next turned our attention to matters of greater portent. We elected 
officers and began planning for our annual dance which — note well, all you other 
classmen — finally matured as one of the outstanding social events of the year. 
(We hope that this obviously true statement will cast no reflections on our innate 
sense of modesty.) After this sweet triumph our sophomore superiority flared 
higher than ever despite the jealous attempts of the other classes to smash our 
smugness. Then — ah it pains me to remember this sordid aspect of our other- 
wise unimpeachable career — the crises arrived — exams! Even our most estim- 
able class encountered — shall we say slight difficulties. However with our 
characteristic ability to "take it" we clung together valiantly and weathered all 
onslaughts. Now as superior sophomores saddened by sorrow, we feel the urge 
to impart a sage bit of advice to all future sophomores in order that they may 
profit by our experiences. 

With apologies to Mr. R. Holmes for lifting quotations from his lectures, we 
advise all comers to "Speak little, put up with much and pray still more." 

E. Bettcber '41 

R. Butterly '41 



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President — Stanley Sullivan 

Vice-President — Roberta Colburn 

Secretary — Jeanette Woodlock 

Treasurer — Marion Brown 

Faculty Advisor — Mr. Wallace Venable 



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GlaAl Jli&touf 






I REMEMBER distinctly now. It was one of those days which sort of fore- 
shadow winter's wrath but still seem to retain a tinge of summer's sweetness. 
Then there they were, all of them. Expectant, exuberant, and a little nervous 
at the thought of the new life which they must assume. There were more boys, 
too. Oh! the song that filled my heart when I counted one, two, — twelve boys 
in all! Quite a change from the "triumvirate" that strolled self-consciously through 
the halls last year. Well, anyway, it wasn't long before classes began and ac- 
quaintances developed into friendships. 

I recall, too, the day on which they were congregated in one of the rooms to 
elect their temporary officers. You can imagine the statesmanship that was dis- 
played at that meeting! Of course, no one said much of anything, but everyone's 
eyes were shining with that peculiar light which boasted of acute awareness that 
was held in check by a similarly strong feeling of utter bashfulness. But they 
valiantly struggled through the meeting and adjourned it after having appointed 
committees for the preparation of the Hallowe'en party. Then it was here! and 
just as quickly it became a memory. Oh, well, apple ducking and such foolish 
pastimes are rather childish anyway. And then — I hate to say it — and then, 
well, examinations arrived. For a few weeks I noticed the tired, wan faces of 
the mistreated freshmen. The following weeks, some of the faces were lighted 
in the happiness of success, and others, well — just others. 

Soon they had another important meeting. I say important, because they 
had numerous others which were conducted by some irate upperclassman or 
other, and were called only so as to encourage the freshmen to write something 
for the "Axis". Now, as I was saying, they had another meeting. This time they 
elected their permanent officers. Their ability was not questioned at the time, 
and so let it rest. Stanley Sullivan was elected president. Let's see now if I can 
get the names straight — Robert Colburn became the vice-president; Jeanette 
Woodlock, the secretary; Marion Brown, the treasurer. The class is well repre- 
sented. No sooner was this meeting over than another was called, and the Fresh- 
man Dance was prepared for. Needless to say the dance came, and was gone 
again — just another empty memory. Of course, every one enjoyed himself as 
humans do, jumping and racing while some men sweated over noise-making 
contraptions. 

Finally the end of the year draws nigh and the new found friends begin to 
feel, even before the time, the effects of the nearing separation. 

Well, now — I should say that this was quite a class, considering the new 
basketball team and all. In the future, I can see them returning as sophomores, 
seasoned, trained, and endowed, naturally, with that feeling of superiority. 
Sure, they love old S.T.C.N.A. — how could they help it? What say? How do I 
know all that? Oh! I forgot. You see, I am the bulletin board in the assembly 
hall. 

$. Sullivan '42 



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President — Rita Conway '39 

Secretary-Treasurer — Jane Livermore '40 

Faculty Advisors: 
Miss Beth Weston Mr. Wallace Venable 

SEPTEMBER 1938 marked the opening of another successful year for the 
Student Government Body. In addition to the usual routine tasks this 
council undertook some affairs that were new. These included the supervision 
of student assemblies and student publications. For the first time in its history 
male members appeared at meetings. 

We were glad also to welcome to membership in this body the president of 
the House Council at the dormitory. With the aid of the dormitory, the annual 
Christmas party was given, — completely a satisfaction from dinner to entertain- 
ment. 

In November, the lecture by Dr. DeHaas of Harvard College was sponsored 
by the Student Council and Alumnae Association. Its success was shown by the 
large attendance and substantial addition to the scholarship fund. In the same 
month, delegates were sent to Boston to the conference for teacher preparation 
institutions of New England. In April, we were likewise represented at a similar 
student conference in New York City. 

The Student Council has enjoyed a year of unusual activity for the achieve- 
ment of which it owes much to the cooperation of the entire student body. 



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yeasiboak Stall 




Faculty Advisor 
Co-Ed itors-in-Chiej 

Literary Editor 

Assistants 

Photography Editor 
Advertising Manager 



Andrew S. Flagg 

Doris Ann DuPont '39 
Virginia Belanger '39 

Helen Gwozdz '39 

Fdith Dodge '39 

Mary Kidney '39 

Dorothy Stead '40 

Eunice Bettcher '41 

Stanley Sullivan '42 

Marjorie Bower '39 

Rita Conway '39 



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Literary Editor 
Helen Gwozdz '39 



Co-Ed ito rs-in-Cbief 
Doris Ann DuPont '39 
Virginia Belanger '39 

Poetry Editor 
Dorothy Stead '40 



Jokes Editor 
Jane Livermore '40 



THE AXIS, the student publication of the college, was edited twice during the 
year, the last number being a double issue. The board consisted of three 
members from the senior class and two members from the junior class. The title 
of the magazine explains fairly well the purpose for which it was instituted. It 
is to be a nucleus around which many activities will revolve. We say "to be" be- 
cause this is the first year, in a series of years, in which the new Axis has been 
published. In it are contained expressions of our literary ability, poetical in- 
spirations, athletic accomplishments, and news of our alumnae. Since contribu- 
tions are entirely voluntary, the success of the Axis depends entirely upon the 
student body and we feel sure that in future years the student publication is going 
to become a bigger and more important item in our college curriculum. 



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2b^ama QluL 










President — Virginia Belanger '39 

Vice-President — Shirley Rudnick '40 

Secretary-Treasurer — Jennie Wincek '41 

Faculty Advisor — Miss Mary Underhill 

SINCE its instigation, the Drama Club has been a closed affair. Highly selec- 
tive, at times a little snobbish, it has never-the-less managed to do well. 
But of late this extreme choosiness has led to barrenness. So this year it got a 
jab of new blood and has belatedly started on a new road. Democracy is the 
password; the club is open to all. Tryouts before each play determine the cast. 

The first production under the new regime was the melodrama "On The 
Bridge At Midnight." Calling for a long list of players, it gave many a chance to 
prove their ability. 

The Senior members contributed, as a school entertainment, a farce entitled 
"Grandma Pulls The Strings." This bit was directed and staged and (incidental- 
ly) acted by seniors only. 

It is to be hoped that next year's club will be, not decorative as of old, but 
highly functional. It has the best wishes of the whole school. 



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GLEE CLUB OFFICERS 

President — Irma Klammer '39 

Vice-President — Eleanor Wheeler '40 

Secretary-Treasurer — Priscilla Booth '40 

Librarian — Ella Scace '4 1 

Assistant Librarian — Lenita Clark '42 

Director — Miss Lillian Boyden 

GLEE CLUB CONCERT 

^"^ILAD in the virginal color, white, fifty maidens marched into the assembly 
^■^ hall, decorated with evergreens, appropriate to the dual season of Christmas 
and approaching vacation. With fear in their hearts, and smiles on their lips, 
this army singing Hurrah, North Adams! mounted their seemingly treacherous 
stage built especially for the occasion. Quietly and uniformly they seated them- 
selves, and attempted to control that innate desire to wave to someone they knew 
in the audience. A sudden hush. Miss Boyden, gowned in royal blue and silver, 



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lifted her baton. The Glee Club Concert was about to begin. Song At Sunrise, 
by Manney and a Czecbo-Slovakiati Dance Song were rendered lustily and con- 
fidently. Edith Dodge and Helen Gwozdz, with unsteady limbs, rose to sing a 
duet, Passage Bird's Farewell, by Hildarch. Tschaikowsky's Light 0/ Dawning, 
by the Glee Club, was followed by the a capella choir's singing With Drooping 
Wings Ye Cupids Come, by Federlein, Charm Me Asleep, by Purcell, and the Lass 
With The Delicate Air, by Arne. The highlight of the evening was the cantata, 
The Rose Of Avontown, by Mrs. H. H. A. Beach, sung by the Glee Club with a solo 
by the soaring golden soprano voice of Josephine O'Brien. 

The concert was followed by carol singing in the candle-lighted hall by the 
Glee Club and audience, who were left in complete darkness after the recessional 
Silent Night. The Glee Club Concert, December 14, 1938, was a complete 
success. 

The concert was not the end of the year's work of the Glee Club for it provided 
music for Class Day and Graduation Exercises. May we state in closing that this 
club represents one of the most enjoyable ways we have to improve individual 
singing and inspire self-confidence in students who are going to enter the teach- 
ing profession, where musical ability is an absolute requirement. 



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President — Mary Connors '39 

Vice-President — Mary Flynn '41 

Secretary — Helen Potter '41 

Faculty- Ad visor — Mr. Luddy 

THE CURRENT events club was established in order to increase the knowledge 
and understanding of the progress, peoples, and changing conditions of the 
modern world through the study of and discussion of current events. 

Meetings are held once every two weeks. At the meetings discussion is 
carried on by two students concerning some previously selected topic. The 
discussion is then opened to the club as a whole. 

This group also tries to get outside speakers for some meetings. These 
persons of note give them an authoritative opinion on some current affair. 

The club hopes to grow into an important group which could do a great 
deal towards bettering and expanding the outlook of the school. A step has been 
made in this direction by the present group. We can only hope that the work 
begun will be continued as successfully as it has been started. 



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President — Louise Pignatelli '40 

Matron — Miss Blanid Queeney 

Vice-President — Helena Kennedy '39 

Secretary — Dorothy Stead '40 

THROUGHOUT the school year the dormitory girls have heard the announce- 
ment, at various times, of a "House Council Meeting." The House Council, 
the governing body of the dormitory, functions co-operatively for the general 
benefit of the girls. Not only does it settle altercations but also provides for fun 
and good times. During the year a series of teas were given to which the student 
body and faculty responded very well. For the first time in the history of the 
college, a dormitory dance was given and proved to be one of the most successful 
undertakings of the House Council. Much credit is due this organization for its 
cooperation in helping Miss Queeney to make the dormitory more of a temporary 
home and less of a place where one simply "lived." 



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W. A. A. 




President — Louise Long '39 

Vice-President — Jane Livermore '40 

Secretary — Betty Pearson '41 

Treasurer — -Jennie Wincek '41 

Head of Sports — Evelyn Rustemeyer '40 

Faculty Advisor — Miss Beth Weston 

THE W. A. A. of our college was both proud and fortunate to have the opportu- 
nity to start the school year by acting as host to the athletic conference dele- 
gates of our sister state teachers colleges. This conference was held the weekend 
of October fifteenth. It proved to be the most successful activity which the 
W. A. A. has ever undertaken. This meeting gave the various associations an 
opportunity to present their problems. Through discussion and the presentation 
of surveys by the delegates, these problems were solved. 

Throughout the whole year appropriate sports were constantly being carried 
on. This school term found a most enthusiastic and sport-minded student body, 
both girls and boys. Among the minor sports were archery, badminton, shuffle- 
board, ping-pong, and tennicoit. Ladder tournaments in these sports were 
carried on with a great deal of success. The most important sport was basketball. 
The basketball team of the class of nineteen thirty-nine is the champion intra- 
collegiate, having remained undefeated for the entire duration of their four years 
at the Teachers College. Drury high school varsity team challenged these 
champions and it was another victory for the team of Alma Mater. 

In May, the W. A. A. held a dance at Taconic Hall. Decorations consisted of 
sports equipment and appropriate sports scenes. The picnic in June brought to 
a climax a highly delightful and successful year for the W. A. A. 



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M. A. A. 







President — Gerald Cleary '41 
Vice-President — Gus Faeder '42 
Secretary-Treasurer — Stanley Gradziel '41 
Vacuity Advisor — Mr. Edmund Luddy 

AS THE male enrollment of our college increased, a need for a men's represent- 
ative association became apparent. With the approval and blessing of Pres. 
Bowman, and under the capable guidance of Mr. Luddy, the Men's Athletic 
Association came into being on November 8, 1938. Gerald Cleary, '41, was 
chosen as president; "Gus" Faeder, '42, as the vice-president; Stanley Gradziel, 
'41, became the secretary-treasurer. 

The first activity of the organization was the sponsoring of a basketball 
team to represent the college. Fortunately, our Mr. Luddy was well qualified to 
assume the coaching duties, and with the assistance of Jack Veazie, '41, provided 
first class training to the "varsity squad." The complete cooperation of the 
W. A. A. and the fine spirit exhibited by the student body added in no small 
measure to the success of this enterprise. 

Although the nominal purpose of the M. A. A. is the promotion of sports, 
the organization soon became the representative agency for the diverse aspects 
of all the men's activities and problems in the college. 



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Setuxvi GIgAA, QaAJzethcM, ^eant 




Captain — Helen Donnis 
Coach — Miss Beth Weston 



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Captain — Leonard Koczella '42 

Manager — Walter Barrett '41 

Coach — Mr. Edmund Luddy 



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^™\NE of the few social occasions when the entire student body has the opportu- 
nity of joining together for an evening of entertainment is at the Christmas 
party, which is sponsored by the student government association. Dinner under 
the supervision of Miss Queeney was served by candlelight to about one hundred 
fifty guests, both students and faculty members. The dining room in the dor" 
mitory mirrored the Yuletide spirit with its evergreen and holly, and the occasion 
was made more jubilant by the attendance of such a large number of male students. 
The innovation of long gowns was likewise a success. 

During the courses, a special group of Polish carols was sung by Jennie 
Wincek, Helen Gwozdz, Leonard Kocela and Stanley Gradziel. Following their 
example the entire group joined in the singing of appropriate carols, after which 
they went into the playroom to await Santa's arrival. Entertainment given under 
the supervision of Dorothy Kruzna was greatly appreciated. It might not be 
too much to say that the height of the evening's enjoyment came during the faculty 
takeoff, when a group of talented actors and actresses gave us their idea of a 
faculty meeting. Many thanks for the hearty laughs! Santa Claus, a la Mr. Roger 
Holmes, arrived amid the din of applause and, assisted by the able helpers, dis- 
tributed gifts to all those present. 

About eleven o'clock a large group left to carol about the city. These cold, 
hungry singers were greeted upon their return with warm refreshments. Dor- 
mitory residents and their guests retired to the second and third floors for subdued 
but continued, entertainment. The next morning tired and weary faces graced 
the classrooms but everyone held fast to the thought — "What a grand party last 
night." 



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JOHNNIE pulled himself up each metal step to the second floor of College 
Hall. Another evening's work before him, and he dreaded it. Wearily, he 
dragged his saxaphone out of its case, picked up some stray music, and trudged 
up the platform surrounded with evergreens. With a sigh, he dumped himself 
into a hard, straight-backed, uncomfortable chair. Glancing at the clock, he 
noticed it was two minutes of nine. Groups of people were standing around 
talking quietly outside of the door. Where was the receiving line? Oh dear, Bill 
Dehey's baton was raised. He didn't feel like playing swing music. But any- 
how, it didn't matter. These girls who were going to be teachers didn't know 
anything about dancing and swing. All they knew was how to make a "bunch of 
kids" behave. 

The Senior Formal had begun. The floor became crowded with whirling, 
swirling couples. With a start, Johnnie saw a surprisingly good-looking girl 
drift by. Quickly he glanced back at his music, and again at the girl. She could 
dance! Look at that intricate pattern her partner was weaving on the floor. 
Johnnie began to look around at the rest of the people. His spirits rose. How 
could he help feeling better! Everyone was positively radiant with good cheer. 
But Johnnie's spirits sank again. Here came the receiving line. No wonder he 
hadn't wanted to play for this formal. Still, the girls and their escorts approached 
with really sincere smiles of welcome. What was the matter with them? During 
the next few dances Johnnie watched the couples with increasing interest. He 
finally came to the apparent conclusion that the girls up here were all right. They 
could dance, they all looked exceptionally nice, and they had all come with a good 
sort of fellow. Some were friends of his. Then Johnnie remembered the re- 
ceiving line. He glanced over. Could he believe his own eyes? Why they were 
enjoying themselves as much as the girls were. And some of that faculty danced 
too. Say, they were a swell bunch; not according to his ideas of what college 
teachers were. 

During intermission, pictures were taken for the newspaper. Pretty good 
publicity for his orchestra. That suited him all right. Then he became conscious 
of the decorations in the hall. Stars on midnight-blue paper, class numerals in 
silver, and silver and blue streamers made a professional hall for dancing out of a 
school room. The girls must have worked hard in order to have done such a 
good job. He was ready to go back to work again. He liked to play for these 
people. They all looked as though they were having a perfect time. No one 
was more surprised than Johnnie when it was time to quit. "Hey, fellows, that was 
a slick dance. Do you suppose we can get another job up here? And boy, what 
girls! Wish I was going to start school all over again." 



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7\ SERIES of teas given by the House Council were tendered the freshman 
sophomores, juniors, seniors, and faculty. It was a new undertaking for 
the dormitory, — one which we hope will be repeated every year to come. 

For their own recreation and enjoyment, the dormitory organized teams to 
play basketball Saturday mornings and to bowl at the local alleys monthly. 

Early in the fall a picnic was held at the Bird Sanctuary in Lenox, which proved 
to be a highlight of the informal activities of the semester. 

On February 1 1, the dormitory was hostess to the faculty, students, and other 
guests at a formal dinner-dance. It was so enjoyed that it promises to become as 
much a tradition of the college as the class proms. 

Parents Day, held in May, was one of the last affairs of the school year to be 
sponsored by the dormitory. At a dinner and reception parents, faculty, and 
students had ample time to become better acquainted. 



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